Usain Bolt silenced his critics this week by setting a new track record at the Bislett Games in Norway.
Bolt, who lost to American Justin Gatlin last week in Rome, ran the 200 meter race in 19.79 seconds. He was the only runner to finish under 20 seconds.
Bolt said: “I’m not in as bad shape as I thought I was,” Bolt said Thursday after his emphatic victory. Overall it was a good run, I can’t complain. It’s sub 20. I could have done better. I think I need to work on my corners but otherwise it was a good race.”
Bolt, who holds the world record at 19.19, broke Frank Fredericks 1996 track record by .03 seconds.
The world’s fastest man said that setting the record was great but he was more happy about the win.
Bolt told Sports Illustrated: “At the end of the day it’s not about time. It’s about winning. Because if I run 20 flat at the world championships and I win, I’ll be happy.”
The Jamaican runner is hoping to claim another three gold medals at the World Championships this August in Moscow.
Bolt said: “Now back to Jamaica to prepare for the worlds (in August). My goals remain the same, to be the best in the world and to win three gold medals in Moscow.”
Bolt may be deep into his training at the moment but he also finds time to have a little fun.
You know what time it is…Dj Bolt pic.twitter.com/iQJJdSDIvo
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 13, 2013
Are you a fan of Usain Bolt? Are you surprised that he bounced back with a track record after losing to Justin Gatlin in Rome?